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  #1  
May 19th, 2011, 10:00 PM
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my finger in the morning trying to get the lowest number. And I eventually do after 2-3 times. Is this cheating? And why is it I find a wide range of numbers in between?
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May 20th, 2011, 10:16 AM
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lol...I never did that! I didn't want to stick myself any more than I had to! I guess it just goes to show that the finger sticks are not all that precise.
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May 21st, 2011, 05:51 PM
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my diabetic educator told me that there could be up to a 10% difference on the meters.
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May 23rd, 2011, 06:38 PM
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it hurts like a b*** but i just want to make sure that its not my actual number! am i crazy? lol...
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May 25th, 2011, 01:50 AM
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I've done this, too. Doesn't help, though...
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May 25th, 2011, 05:10 PM
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i keep pricking coz i would start at like a 94 and then the second or 3rd prick would be an 84. the tips of my fingers have these little dots now that i hope will go away once i don't have to do this anymore
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May 26th, 2011, 06:18 AM
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I tried that this morning and I got 101,93 and 95 within 2 minutes!!! I don't understand how it could be so inaccurate. Makes me wonder........
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May 26th, 2011, 06:21 PM
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Originally Posted by jfiorini View Post
I tried that this morning and I got 101,93 and 95 within 2 minutes!!! I don't understand how it could be so inaccurate. Makes me wonder........
YeA see! could be a number of things why this happens. could be not washing hands properly or somethin'....
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May 27th, 2011, 04:40 AM
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It is the meter. It's normal. I hate it.

The meters only have to have an accuracy of +-20% and even that is not achieved by a lot (there's been an article about this where only 16 out of 27 meters achieved the 20%: "system accuracy evaluation of 27 blood glucose monitoring systems accoring to DIN EN ISO 15197", Freckmann, 2010, diabetes technology&therapeutics).

So if you have a "true" level of 100, the meter may well give out 80 or 120 without it being broken - actually, the meters are better, but mine would only be within +-5% in 44% of all measurements and it's one of the better ones (ascensia contour).
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